Michael Bay set to direct Benghazi political drama 13 Hours
Michael Bay, best known for directing Bad Boys and each of the four Transformers movies, is in talks to direct a political drama.
Bay is in advanced negotiations to direct 13 Hours, an adaptation of Mitchell Zuckoff’s book about the attack on an American compound in Libya that left US Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens dead, reports the Hollywood Reporter
The film has a screenplay from Chuck Hogan, who is best known as the author of The Town and The Strain, his vampire trilogy with Guillermo Del Toro.
The book tells the story of an attack on US State Department Special Mission Compound in Benghazi on September 11th 2012, with a focus on six members of a security team that defended the embassy.
In the end, the security team were only partially successful with Stevens and a foreign service worker killed in one attack and two contract workers killed during a second assault on a CIA station nearby.
Bay's most recent movie, Transformers: Age Of Extinction, was released earlier this summer and has grossed over a billion dollars at the box office.